Thursday, January 16, 2020

3 Job Vacancies at Room to Read

  Nophsky       Thursday, January 16, 2020

 

Facilitator, Financial Literacy Life Skills Club


Position Overview:

The Life Skills Clubs Facilitator will be responsible for organizing and implementing the life skills club sessions and activities that are part of Room to Read’s larger Girls’ Education Program (GEP) in Bagamoyo, Chalinze and Kibaha Districts. The Life Skills Clubs have a primary focus on increasing girls’ financial literacy knowledge and skills.  In collaboration with GEP staff and school focal

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teachers, the Club Facilitator works with parents to educate them about the importance of girls’ education by facilitating Community events and parent meetings.  The majority of her time is spent with the girls at their schools.  This position reports to the Girls’ Education Program Officer- Technical.  The Life Skills Clubs Facilitator has no direct reports.
This position is project specific, and thus employment terms are anticipated to last a duration of 1-2 years, with the potential for further extension dependent on additional project funding.  This role is a great fit for an enthusiastic and driven individual who is looking to build solid work experience in the NGO sector.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Program Implementation, Training, and Monitoring

  • Organize and facilitate Room to Read’s life skills club activities with girls and support them to use such skills in their lives.  This includes delivering sessions using a standard financial literacy curriculum, and coordinating related project activities with girls.
  • Organize and facilitate Room to Read’s parent and community events to help girls share their skills and learning from life skills Clubs in relation to girls’ education.
  • In collaboration with authorities at the school level organize and facilitates after school hours and holiday life skills clubs activities.
  • Serve as a positive role model to girls , and engaging in other support activities as needed.
  • Participate in regular training’s and meetings with Room to Read staff, as planned.
  • Participate in donor site visits and provide information to donors about life Skills Clubs Component of Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program as needed.
  • Work with teachers/school authorities to provide additional support to girls.
  • Participate in regular review meetings and any other activities that may be required to be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of the organization.

Planning, Reporting and Documentation

  • Monitor and keep written records of girls including Clubs and community events attendance, and participation in other program activities. Provide this data to POs when requested.
  • Plan, conduct, and document and report results of club activities in schools of work.
  • Document best practices, case studies, and lessons learned and share with the GEP Team.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Diploma (tertiary experience or degree, preferred).
  • 0-1 years of relevant work experience.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Organizational and planning skills including the ability to monitor progress of program implementation.
  • Prior success working closely with children and/youth is preferable.  Experience or familiarity with gender rights, girls’ education, youth development, and/or financial literacy is an advantage.
  • Strong interest and/or passion in furthering girls’ education.
  • Desire and ability to spend the majority of time providing direct support to girls at the school, or community.
  • Experience with facilitation and/or delivering training’s is an advantage.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in language spoken by girls.
  • English fluency preferred.

Location:

Pwani Region
Location(s)
Tanzania – Remote
To be successful at Room to Read, you will also: 
  • Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization
  • Be a proactive and innovative thinker who achieves results and creates positive change
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
  • Embrace diversity and a commitment to collaboration
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment
Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled
Applications should be submitted not later than 23/01/2020.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY
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Social Mobilizer, Girls Education Program


Position Overview:

The social mobilizer is responsible for the implementation, coordination development and reporting of the Girls’ Education program in the respective school (s).  She would serve as the first point of contact for the school, parents and scholars. The social mobilizer will report to the Program Officer – Girls Education.  This position will be field based in one of the government schools. The position will also involve regular interaction with school administrators, parents, School Management Committee members, teachers and scholars.

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Duties and Responsibilities:

Program and Financial Management

  • Develop a thorough understanding of Room to Read’s Girls’ Education program design
  • Responsible for ongoing implementation of the Girls’ Education  program  under her jurisdiction, ensuring timely, efficient and well-coordinated implementation, adhering to the program and budget guidelines
  • Responsible for managing relationships with school, community and respond to issues that may arise in these relationships.
  • Organizing and facilitating events, life skills camps, field trips and other educational based forums.
  • Facilitating life skills education sessions, and children club meetings
  • Conducting group and individual mentoring sessions
  • Conduct periodic meetings with community members, parents, community leaders, head of schools and teachers.
  • Ensure effective utilization of program budget through proper planning and tracking of planned activities.
Reporting and Documentation
  • Timely submission of Monthly Program Report and Quarterly Progress Report in desired format to program officer.
  • Support collecting accurate and data  to be entered in online software (GSD)
  • Maintaining and timely update of all field level records
  • Collecting and documenting case studies and success stories to share the impact of Girls Education Program intervention at the School level
  • Participate in any other activities which may be required to be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of the organization

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree in education / social sciences or equivalent
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience in the education sector
  • Experience in facilitating life skills, mentoring and coaching
  • Working knowledge and understanding of project management
  • Strong planning and project implementation skills
  • Ability to work in remote area
  • Proven track record of achieving results
  • Proven ability to work effectively with schools and communities
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player
  • Knowledge on one or more of thematic areas-  Life Skills/ gender/learning psychology-  is preferred

Location:

Pwani Region.
Location(s)
Tanzania – Remote
To be successful at Room to Read, you will also: 
  • Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization
  • Be a proactive and innovative thinker who achieves results and creates positive change
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
  • Embrace diversity and a commitment to collaboration
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment
Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled
Applications should be submitted not later than 23/01/2020.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY
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Senior Program Officer, Girls' Education Program


Position Overview:

The Girls’ Education Senior Program Officer assumes the overall responsibility to manage the implementation of the Girls Education Program (GEP) program in selected areas and spends considerable time providing technical support and supervision to Room to Read’s (RtR’s) Social Mobilizers, Program Officers and Program Associate.  This includes facilitating training’s for Social Mobilizers on program contents and delivery, providing technical guidance to ensure Social Mobilizers are conducting activities in line with global program design, conducting weekly 1-on-1 meetings and annual performance reviews for all direct reports, and regularly observing Social Mobilizers performance in the field to help them be more effective in their roles.  The Senior Program Officer is also responsible for coordinating the preparation of work plan  and allocating assignments to Program Officers, reviewing and analyzing program data collected by Social Mobilizers and Program Associates, overseeing needs assessments and delivery of material support for program participants, leading  the facilitation of meetings with parents, teachers, and government officials, and supporting GEP  annual planning and budgeting process.  The Senior Program Officer reports to the Field Operations Manager (FOM).

Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Implementation and Training

  • Lead the overall implementation of the Girls Education Program activities and budget in selected areas, ensuring program activities including Life skills education, Mentoring, Material support, School, Family and Community Engagement, as well as other related program activities are implemented efficiently and effectively.
  • Assist Senior Girls Education Program  Manager and the Field Operations Manager in ensuring quality of the program implementation in the area of assignment. Strengthen partnership with government and local partners to ensure the program quality in the respective area.
  • Plan and conduct training’s for Social Mobilizers and Program Associates on Girls’ Education program content and activities. This may include co-facilitating training sessions with the Senior Girls Education Program Manager.
  • Provide technical guidance to Social Mobilizers on program implementation in line with global program design.
  • Conduct regular site visits to schools to observe and monitor performance of Social Mobilizers in relation to the implementation of program activities.
  • Coordinate, coach and mentor Program Officers and Social Mobilizers.
  • Coordinate the work plan in collaboration with  Program Officers/Social Mobilizers, efficiently assigning tasks/work areas to Program Officers in order to ensure effective implementation of the GEP activities in the area of assignment.
  • Coach and mentor Program Officers on working with and managing Social Mobilizers as well as engaging other stakeholders.
  • Assist Field Operation Manager in annual performance appraisal, providing essential feedback on the work of Program Officers.
  • Plan and facilitate training’s and meetings for government officials, school officials, and parents.
  • Ensure school authorities and communities are supportive of the program and following agreements.
  • Help the Senior Girls Education Program Manager and Field Operations  Manager ensure that overall program quality, including local adaptation of RtR’s worldwide program content, meets RtR’s GEP standards.
  • Participate in regular training’s and meetings with Room to Read staff, as planned.
  • Participate in regular review meetings and any other activities that may be required to be undertaken to fulfill the objectives of the organization.
  • Participate in donor site visits and provide information to donors about Room to Read’s Girls Education program as needed.

Manage Social Mobilizers

  • Support Social Mobilizers in planning and facilitating Room to Read’s life skills activities (sessions and clubs) for girls and parent workshop sessions for the girls’ and parents.  Support may include helping a Social Mobilizer set her schedule of workshops, observing a session and providing feedback, or other activities needed to help Social Mobilizers succeed in their core responsibilities.
  • Support Social Mobilizers in the planning of parents’ meetings.
  • Support Social Mobilizers to mentor girls.  This may include providing ideas for group discussion topics and coaching the Social Mobilizers on how to handle difficult topics.
  • Ensure Social Mobilizers know how to identify and support girls at risk of dropping or failing out of school using RtR’s risk and response protocol.
  • Conduct weekly 1-on-1 meetings with Social Mobilizers and provide constructive feedback for improvements
  • Conduct annual Social Mobilizer performance reviews.
  • Support Social Mobilizers to develop their individual performance goals to guide their work throughout the year.
  • Plan and facilitate monthly Social Mobilizer review meetings to discuss and identify solutions to challenges Social Mobilizers are facing in program implementation and in working with girls and communities.
  • Plan and facilitate monthly  and quarterly program  review meetings to discuss and identify solutions to challenges Social Mobilizers are facing in program implementation and in working with girls and communities

Manage Program Associates

  • Ensure Program Associates enter all program data into RtR’s online database accurately and on time.
  • Ensure Program Associates distribute material support according to global program design.
  • Oversee planning for all workshops and training’s.
  • Conduct weekly 1-on-1 meetings with Program Associates.
  • Conduct annual Program Associate performance reviews.

Planning, Reporting and Documentation

  • Manage the overall program expenses with the support of the Program Officers and Program Associates.  Provide complete and accurate financial reports in project areas of assignment per RtR’s Accounting and Finance policies.
  • Develop monthly, quarterly and annual reports on program activities for the Management and local government partners.
  • Coordinate with the Research, Monitoring and Evaluation team to ensure program data/information are updated to Room to Read’s Global Statistics Data (GSD), PIM tool on time and with quality.
  • Work with Program Associates, Program Officers and Social Mobilizers for documenting best practices, case studies, and lessons learned and share with the Girls Education Program Team, as needed.
  • Ensure Social Mobilizers and Program Associates collect and record Girls Education Program data including girls’ school attendance, academic performance, and participation in Girls Education Program activities as required per the program design.  Review and analyze the data as needed.
  • Prepare and review regular staff reports.
  • Conduct annual planning and budgeting for project areas of assignment with support of Program Officers.

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree in a related field (e.g. education, social work, community development).
  • 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Prior experience in planning and facilitating training’s.
  • Prior experience coaching or supervising others.
  • Prior experience in project management (planning, implementation, budgeting and coordinating the team)
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills including the ability to monitor progress of program implementation.
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative.
  • Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people.
  • Desire and ability to spend a quarter or more time traveling and providing direct support to Social Mobilizers in the schools and communities in which they work.
  • Experience working with and or counseling adolescent girls.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and Outlook.
  • Fluency in language spoken by girls is an advantage.
  • English fluency strongly preferred.

Location:

Pwani Region
Location(s)
Tanzania – Remote
To be successful at Room to Read, you will also: 
  • Have passion for our mission and a strong desire to impact a dynamic nonprofit organization
  • Be a proactive and innovative thinker who achieves results and creates positive change
  • Have a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
  • Embrace diversity and a commitment to collaboration
  • Thrive in a fast-paced and fun environment
Room to Read is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled
Applications should be submitted not later than 23/01/2020.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY
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